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  • Me with my puppy, Mitzi Shimek My family and me

    Welcome to ELL!

    About Me: My name is Kara Diemer and I am a first-year ELL teacher here at Shimek. 
    I graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Spanish, Secondary Education,
    and a certification in K-12 ELL. When I am not at school, I like to spend time with my
    family, travel the world, and watch the Hawkeyes. 

    About ELL:  In ELL, we focus on the four modalities of language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 
    Our curriculum is based off of National Geographic Learning. To the right side of this page, there is a link to the online portal: My NG Connect.
    Newcomers receive a minimum of 50 minutes of ELL instruction per day, while Kindergarteners and "progressing" ELL students receive 30 minutes daily.

    About Shimek: We are responsible, kind, trustworthy, respectful and always perservere. We are the Shimek Sharks!